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    Hen Cloud Annexe

    Property ref: S4065

    • Bedrooms 2

    • Sleeps 3

    • Baths 1

    • Pets No

    • Wifi Yes

    • Hot tub Yes

    • Reviews (30)

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    About this property

    Upper Hulme 1 mile.
    An immaculate detached countryside cottage set next to the owners' home and B&B, in a rural location at the foot of the wonderful walking area of the Roaches, a mile from the small village of Upper Hulme near Leek. Beautiful throughout, and providing spacious, open plan accommodation, this Upper Hulme cottage is a perfect romantic hideaway in this stunning part of Staffordshire. All ground floor accommodation accessed by just 5 steps to the patio means everyone can enjoy the wonderful views of the Roaches and surrounding countryside, and the very comfortable open plan living accommodation and king-size bedroom. Outside, this Upper Hulme cottage has its own private, enclosed patio to sit and enjoy those wonderful countryside views. The tiny village of Upper Hulme has a fabulous village pub serving traditional ales and wonderful home-cooked food, or why not try the delights served up in the tea shop? Walking or mountain biking is available in abundance from this cottage near Upper Hulme. Tittesworth Reservoir and visitor centre is within easy reach, as are the market towns of Leek and Buxton. Alton Towers is also just a short drive away. So, you will be spoilt for choice at this fabulous Upper Hulme cottage, perfect for couples or small families at any time of the year.

    The small village of Upper Hulme is situated on the foot of The Roaches; a popular walking area four miles from the market town of Leek. Upper Hulme is close from Tittesworth Reservoir and its many water based activities and visitor's centre. The village has a public house that sells delicious home cooked food and also a tea room. Buxton is 12 miles away and has a variety of shops and eateries. Alton Towers theme park is a short drive away and offers year round activities, while keen cyclists can follow the High Peak Cycle Trail. This area offers a wide range of attractions and activities and makes a great holiday base.

    Accommodation

    All ground floor.
    Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x compact single.

    Shower room with shower, basin and WC.

    Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

    Gas central heating.

    Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi.

    Fuel and power included in rent.

    Bed linen and towels included in rent.

    Cot.

    Off road parking for 3 cars.

    Front patio with furniture and private hot tub.

    Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

    Shop 3 miles, pub and tea shop 1 mile.

    Note: Property is accessed via a 500-yard track, care to be taken.

    Note: Cottage accessed via 5 steps up to patio.

    Note: Hot tub is only suitable for children aged 10 years or over and they must be supervised.

    Note : Hot tub is to only be used between hours of 10am and 10pm.

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    Local amenities

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    • Rock Tavern
      0.5 miles
    • The Roaches
      0.5 miles
    • The Green Dragon (Wetherspoon)
      3.5 miles
    • Solomon's Temple
      7 miles
    • The Plough Inn
      7.5 miles
    • Royal Oak
      7.5 miles
    • Pavilion Gardens
      8 miles
    • Buxton Brewery Tap House
      8 miles
    • The Railway
      8 miles
    • Sutton Hall
      8 miles

    Reviews (30)

    Mrs Gomez ‐ 1 Sep 2018
    "While the overall break was lovely and what I'd expected, there are a few concerns: ..."
    Mrs Harris ‐ 1 Aug 2018
    "Owner did not want my 10 year old son to use hot tub even though stated on website could be used by children 10 years and above. She stated this was because other families had not been using hot tub safely. She said had changed website and children were not allowed to use hot tub. However, when we checked it still stated children from age of ten could use. Only two towels for shower provided and these were threadbare. Unable to read dial on oven as worn away."
    Mrs Harris ‐ 1 Aug 2018
    "She stated this was because other families had not been using hot tub safely. She said had changed website and children were not allowed to use hot tub. However, when we checked it still stated children from age of ten could use. Only two towels for shower provided and these were threadbare. Unable to read dial on oven as worn away."
    Mr Perkins ‐ 1 Feb 2018
    "Fantastic cosy annex!well Equiped and great location for moorlands and Derbyshire Peak district. Lovely touch of Heart shape biscuits left for us on Valetines day also.... Very satisfied and will book again!"
    Mr Perkins ‐ 1 Feb 2018
    "Well Equiped and great location for moorlands and Derbyshire Peak district. Lovely touch of Heart shape biscuits left for us on Valetines day also.... Very satisfied and will book again!"
    Miss Rigg ‐ 1 Nov 2017
    "Hot tub not working and owner and offered no apology and just said no refunds, got an inflatable hot tub on 3rd night of 4 night stay, eventually offered partial refund after 2 days of ignoring my emails. Cottage not good standard, dirty plates in cupboard, bathroom smelt of cigarette smoke, empty soap dispenser in bathroom, old thin small towels. Owner then disturbed us to ask why we had the heating on with window open (smoke detector went off while cooking, needed to air room). No privacy, not professional, constantly told how hot tub issue was inconvenient for her but no mention of inconvenience to us. Would never stay there again, shocking"
    Miss Rigg ‐ 1 Nov 2017
    "Cottage not good standard, dirty plates in cupboard, bathroom smelt of cigarette smoke, empty soap dispenser in bathroom, old thin small towels. Owner then disturbed us to ask why we had the heating on with window open (smoke detector went off while cooking, needed to air room). No privacy, not professional, constantly told how hot tub issue was inconvenient for her but no mention of inconvenience to us. Would never stay there again, shocking"
    - Mrs Spencer, May 2017 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "The location of the cottage was a little too remote. Long walk to nearest pub and no local shop, had to drive to nearest town."
    - Mrs Barnett, June 2017 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "The only drawback is the the long, pot holed track to access the annex."
    - Miss Adams, March 2017 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "Lovely location with plenty of walking straight from the door. Accommodation cosy and very comfortable, a welcome pack of some milk and lovely home baking plus use of the most fabulous large hot tub. Would recommend and love to return, thank you."
    - Mr Watson, September 2016 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "Excellent cottage, location was good and owner was very friendly and helpful. The cottage had everything we wanted and was extremely cosy. Was a fantastic holiday."
    - Chris K, November 2015 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "We visited the Hen Cottage Annexe this weekend (late Nov 15) and stayed for two nights. The setting is wonderful (the track leading up is bumpy but not a problem at all) and the cottage is set in the hills. It's ideally situated for exploring in the Peak District, it feels out in the middle of nowhere (which is exactly what we wanted) but equally Leek is only 4 miles away and Buxton only around 10. The cottage itself is clean, comfortable, spacious, with nice roof windows and it's a perfect romantic getaway whether you want a base from which to explore, or somewhere to just relax (we did a bit of both). The heating is also really effective (not an exciting point(!) but if you travel in the winter the cottage retains heat really well and warms up to be really toasty very quickly if you've been out for the day. Lorna, the owner, is really friendly and cakes and milk were available on arrival which was a really nice touch. I would recommend this to anyone, it's a really nice place."
    - Elizabeth B, September 2015 ‐ 20 Jul 2017
    "We took a short break of three nights in this delightful property. As we approached along the bumpy track we wondered what we would find at the end! A hidden treasure in the form of S4065 awaited us, just to the side of the owners' B & B and nestling close to the Roaches rocks and heather -covered hills. Lorna and Nick the owners welcomed us and had even left cake in the fridge for hungry travellers! The property was spotlessly clean and well laid out with everything we needed. Lots to do and see around here, whether it be walking, climbing or simply relaxing with visiting relatives as we did. Loved it and would definitely think about a return visit."
    Mrs Spencer
    "Long walk to nearest pub and no local shop, had to drive to nearest town."
    Miss Adams
    "Accommodation cosy and very comfortable, a welcome pack of some milk and lovely home baking plus use of the most fabulous large hot tub. Would recommend and love to return, thank you."
    Mr Watson
    "The cottage had everything we wanted and was extremely cosy. Was a fantastic holiday."
    Mrs Samantha Inglesant, Derby, Derbyshire
    "The cottage is well located, it feels very isolated, but was actually not too far to get to pubs and shops. The conservatory on the front was a lovely sun trap and I enjoyed reading in there. The overall cleanliness, décor and comfort was outstanding and the automatic gate was very convenient!"
    Mrs Emma Unitt, Oldbury,
    "Had a fantastic 3 night stay at the cottage, will definitely be returning. The hot tub was amazing."
    Chris K
    "We visited the Hen Cottage Annexe this weekend (late Nov 15) and stayed for two nights. The setting is wonderful (the track leading up is bumpy but not a problem at all) and the cottage is set in the hills. It's ideally situated for exploring in the Peak District, it feels out in the middle of nowhere (which is exactly what we wanted) but equally Leek is only 4 miles away and Buxton only around 10. The cottage itself is clean, comfortable, spacious, with nice roof windows and it's a perfect romantic getaway whether you want a base from which to explore, or somewhere to just relax (we did a bit of both). The heating is also really effective (not an exciting point(!) but if you travel in the winter the cottage retains heat really well and warms up to be really toasty very quickly if you've been out for the day. Lorna, the owner, is really friendly and cakes and milk were available on arrival which was a really nice touch. I would recommend this to anyone, it's a really nice place."
    Elizabeth B
    "We took a short break of three nights in this delightful property. As we approached along the bumpy track we wondered what we would find at the end! A hidden treasure in the form of S4065 awaited us, just to the side of the owners' B & B and nestling close to the Roaches rocks and heather -covered hills. Lorna and Nick the owners welcomed us and had even left cake in the fridge for hungry travellers! The property was spotlessly clean and well laid out with everything we needed. Lots to do and see around here, whether it be walking, climbing or simply relaxing with visiting relatives as we did. Loved it and would definitely think about a return visit."
    Dr Kerry Rainford, Leicester, Leicestershire
    "An excellent central location and a great, lovely cottage."
    Mrs Julia Southcott, Crediton, Devon
    "The cottage was very comfortable with good heating and the owners were welcoming & very helpful. The cottage location is very quiet & peaceful and has direct and easy access to lovely walking country. There was secure parking."
    Mrs Kimberley Short, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
    "Excellent location, many walks from the door. Very relaxing."
    Mrs Susan Fogg, Leschenault, Western Australia
    "A lovely setting and lovely hosts at this cottage."
    Mr Martin Mulligan, London,
    "We liked the warmth and hospitality of the owners. Beautiful scenery and countryside."
    Mr Glover, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
    "Great accommodation and location."
    Mrs Greenhow, Wirral, Merseyside
    "Beautiful, peaceful surroundings."

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